Dr. Kelly O’Brien’s Google Scholar Page

*Dagenais M, Cheng D, Salbach NM, Brooks D, O’Brien KK^ [senor author]. Wireless Physical Activity Monitor Use Among Adults Living with HIV: A Scoping Review. Rehabilitation Oncology. January 2019. 37(1):17-28. doi: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000153

O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Chegwidden W, McDonnell E, Brown D, Harding R, Bergin C, Worthington C, Tattle S, Baxter L, Nayar A, Kietrys DM, Galantino ML, Yates T on behalf of the Canada- International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative.  Evolution of an International Research Collaborative in HIV and Rehabilitation: Community Engaged Process, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. Winter. 2018;12(4):395-408. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2018.0065.

O’Brien KK, Dagenais M, Solomon P, Worthington C, Chan Carusone S, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Hanna S, Gahagan J, Baxter L, Robinson G, Gayle P, James D, Yates T. and the HIV, Health and Rehabilitation Survey (HHRS) Team.  Use of Living Strategies among HIV+ persons in Canada: Comparison by age group using data from the HIV, Health and Rehabilitation SurveyJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC). May 10, 2018; Volume 17; 1-16.

*deBoer H, *Andrews M, *Cudd S, *Leung E, *Petrie A, Chan Carusone S, O’Brien KK^ [senior author]. Where and how does physical therapy fit?  Integrating physical therapy into interprofessional HIV care. Disability and Rehabilitation. Published Online: 13-March-2018.
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*Vader K, *Simonik A, *Ellis D, *Kesbian D, *Leung P, Jachyra P, Chan Carusone S, O’Brien KK^[senior author]. ‘Physical activity’ versus ‘exercise’ among people living with HIV: A qualitative study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 2017; 24:11, 473-482.

O’Brien KK, Tynan AM, Nixon SA, Glazier RH.  Effectiveness of Progressive Resistive Exercise in the Context of HIV: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Using the Cochrane Collaboration Protocol. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017 Apr 12;17(1):268. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2342-8.

*Montgomery CA, *Henning KJ, *Kantarzhi SR, *Kideckel TB, *Yang CFM, O’Brien KK^ [senior author]. Experiences participating in a community-based exercise programme from the perspective of people living with HIV: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2017;7:e015861. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015861.

*Li A, *McCabe T, *Silverstein E, *Dragan S, Salbach NM, Zobeiry M, Beldick S, Godi C, O’Brien KK^ [senior author]. Community-based exercise in the context of HIV: Factors to consider when developing and implementing community-based exercise programs for people living with HIVJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC). 2017; 16(3): 267-275.

O’Brien KK, Bayoumi AM, Solomon P, Tang A, Murzin K, Chan Carusone S, Zobeiry M, Nayar A, Davis AM. Evaluating a Community-Based Exercise Intervention with Adults Living with HIV: Protocol for an Interrupted Time Series Study. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e013618  doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013618.

O’Brien KK, Tynan AM, Nixon SA, Glazier RH. Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise for Adults Living with HIV: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Using the Cochrane Collaboration ProtocolBMC Infectious Diseases. April 26, 2016, 16:182  doi:10.1186/s12879-016-1478-2.

*Simonik A, *Vader K, *Ellis D, *Kesbian D, *Leung P, *Jachyra P, Chan Carusone S, O’Brien KK.  Are you ready? Exploring readiness to engage in exercise among people living with HIV and multi-morbidity in Toronto, Canada: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010029 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010029.
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O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Bergin C, O’Dea S, Iku N, Stratford P, Bayoumi AM. Reliability and validity of a new HIV-specific questionnaire with adults living with HIV in Canada and Ireland: the HIV Disability Questionnaire (HDQ)Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2015. 13:124.

O`Brien KK, Bayoumi AM, Stratford P, Solomon P. Which dimensions of disability severity does the HIV Disability Questionnaire (HDQ) measure? An exploratory factor analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2015;37(13):1193-1201. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2014.949358. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

O’Brien KK, Bayoumi AM, King K, Alexander, R, Solomon P. Community Engagement in Health Status Instrument Development: Experience with the HIV Disability Questionnaire. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. Winter 2014: 8(4): 549-559

O’Brien KK, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Solomon P, Harding R, Cattaneo J, Chegwidden W, Gahagan J, Baxter L, Worthington C, Gayle P, Merritt B, Baltzer-Turje R, Iku N, Zack E. Advancing research and practice in HIV and rehabilitation: a framework of research priorities in HIV, disability and rehabilitationBMC Infectious Diseases. 2014, 14:3851  doi:10.1186/s12879-014-0724-8.

O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Bayoumi AM. Measuring Disability Experienced by Adults Living with HIV: Assessing Construct Validity of the HIV Disability Questionnaire using Confirmatory Factor AnalysisBMJ Open. September 1, 2014. BMJ Open  2014;4:e005456  doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005456

O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Trentham B, MacLachlan D, MacDermid J, Tynan AM, Baxter L, Casey A, Chegwidden W, Robinson G, Tran T, Wu J, Zack E. Evidence-informed recommendations for rehabilitation with older adults living with HIV: a knowledge synthesis. BMJ Open. May 2014;4:e04692. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004692.

O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Worthington C, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Baxter L, Nixon SA, Baltzer-Turje R, Robinson G, Zack E. The HIV, Health And Rehabilitation Survey Catalyst Team. Considerations for Conducting Web-Based Survey Research With People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Using a Community-Based Participatory ApproachJ Med Internet Res.  March 2014;16(3):e81.

O’Brien KK, Davis AM, Gardner S, Bayoumi AM, Rueda S, Hart T, Cooper C, Solomon P, Rourke S, Hanna S, and the OHTN Cohort Study Team. Relationships between dimensions of disability experienced by adults living with HIV: A structural equation model analysisAIDS and Behavior. 2014 18:357–367. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-012-0363-2

O’Brien KK, Hanna S, Gardner S, Bayoumi AM, Rueda S, Hart T, Cooper C, Solomon P, Rourke S, Davis AM and the OHTN Cohort Study Team. Validation of the Episodic Disability Framework with adults living with HIVDisability and Rehabilitation. 2014; 36(4): 319–329

O’Brien KK, Bayoumi AM, Bereket T, Swinton M, Alexander R, King K, Solomon P. Sensibility Assessment of the HIV Disability QuestionnaireDisability and Rehabilitation. 2013 Apr;35(7):566-77. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.702848. Epub 2012 Jul 21.

O’Brien KK, Bereket T, Swinton M, Solomon P. Using qualitative methods to assess the measurement property of the new HIV disability questionnaire. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. March 2013. Volume 12(2013); 1-19.

O’Brien KK, Wilkins A, Zack E, Solomon P. Developing clinical practice guidelines in HIV rehabilitation: process recommendations and guiding principles. AIDS Education and Prevention October 2011; 23(5), 457-468.

O’Brien KK, Bayoumi AM, Strike C, Young N, King K, Davis AM. How do existing HIV-specific instruments measure up? Evaluating the ability of instruments to describe disability experienced by adults living with HIV.   Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2010. 8:88.

O’Brien KK, Davis AM, Strike C, Young N, Bayoumi AM. Putting episodic disability into context: Factors that influence disability experienced by adults living with HIVJournal of the International AIDS Society. November 2009, 12:30. doi:10.1186/1758-2652-12-30.

O’Brien K, Bayoumi AM, Strike C, Young N, Davis AM. Exploring disability from the perspective of adults living with HIV/AIDS: Development of a conceptual framework. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2008; 6:76

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